Echuca Moama Bridge

Friday 25 March 2015 After 15 months of stalling the Andrews Labor Government has finally approved our much-needed second bridge. There has been $96 million in the bank for this project since November 2014 thanks to the former Liberal-Nationals Government. It’s disappointing the city-centric Andrews Labor Government has stalled for this long but now they’ve…

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Leader Pays Tribute to Dr Alf Bamblett

26 March 2015 The Leader of the Victorian Nationals and Member for Murray Plains has paid his respects to Aboriginal Elder and leader Dr Alf Bamblett. Mr Walsh attended Uncle Alf’s funeral in Moama today joined by former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and former Nationals Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell. Mr Walsh said Uncle Alf…

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Dr Alf Bamblett

26 March 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has paid his respects to Aboriginal Elder and leader Dr Alf Bamblett. Mr Walsh attended Uncle Alf’s funeral in Moama today joined by former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and former Nationals Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell. Mr Walsh said Uncle Alf…

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Grants to keep young people out of aged care

26 March 2015 Young people with high needs who are living at home and at risk of entering aged care are now able to apply for funding assistance Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Mr Walsh said the 2015 round of Youngcare’s At Home Care Gants (AHCG) was now open for applications from…

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Local MP Getting to Know Cohuna

23 March 2015 The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh enjoyed a great day in Cohuna on Friday playing golf and enjoying the Annual Show. Mr Walsh spent the afternoon playing golf with a tremendous team of local golfers in the annual charity 4 ball organised by local policeman Andy Rigg. “While I’m the…

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Taking the Scissors to Hairdresser Red Tape

20 March 2015   The Victorian hairdressing industry will save up to $240 000 a year under proposals to cut registration red tape the Nationals Member for Murray Plains said today. The Public Health & Wellbeing (Hairdressing Red Tape Reduction) Bill introduced in State Parliament last week means that hairdressers and make-up businesses will only…

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Walsh Calls for More Frequent Passenger Rail Services

20 March 2015 The Nationals member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called on the Andrews Labor Government to improve passenger rail services for people who live in the seat of Murray Plains. In State Parliament this week Mr Walsh called on Premier Andrews to fulfil his commitment to govern for all Victoria and fund…

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Danny O’Brien

March 19 2015 Today I formally welcome The Nationals’ new Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien who was sworn into Parliament this morning. Danny will be a dedicated local champion for the communities of Gippsland South making sure their voices are heard in the Victorian Parliament. Danny encapsulates everything that I believe an MP should…

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Members Statement – Murray Plains Rail Services

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Improved rail services are a key priority for the people who live in the seat of Murray Plains. In a recent survey by the shires of Campaspe Swan Hill Gannawarra Loddon and Greater Bendigo the overwhelming majority of respondents said they would increase their patronage of rail transport if…

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Labor re-writes history on wild dogs

March 18 2015 Yet again the Andrews Labor Government is re-writing history to hide the fact it’s doing absolutely nothing for regional Victoria. Today in the Weekly Times Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford has misled the public by claiming she was delivering “what the Coalition couldn’t” through so-called “legislative changes” to allow mobile wild dog…

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Mitiamo Water Supply

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The adjournment issue I raise is for the Minister for Regional Development and it concerns the Mitiamo reticulated water supply system. I ask the minister to meet with a delegation including Neil Allen the president of that group to update them on the work that the former Department of…

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Former Government Performance

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – It is a pleasure to rise on behalf of the opposition to speak on the government’s matter of public importance (MPI). I put on the record that it is the government’s MPI because if you look at the MPI this government that is supposedly so proud of its first…

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